Dr Wei Sun

Chancellor's Fellow



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Engineering Discipline: 

  • Electronics and Electrical Engineering

Research Institute: 

  • Energy Systems

Research Theme: 

  • Wind Energy
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Energy Storage and Carbon Capture
  • Offshore Renewable Energy
  • Power Systems
Dr Wei SUN


Dr Sun is a Chancellor's Fellow (equivalent to AP) in Energy Systems Integration within the School of Engineering. His research focuses on planning and operating low-carbon energy systems with high renewable penetration, using applied data science and advanced optimization techniques. Dr Sun previously worked on building a multi-scale energy system integration architecture for National Centre for Energy Systems Integration (CESI) and as a lead researcher on Hydrogen’s Value in the Energy system (HYVE). 

Dr Sun has also contributed to Realising Energy Storage Technologies in Low-carbon Energy Systems (RESTLESS) and Adaptation and Resilience In Energy Systems (ARIES).

Dr Sun is holding a visiting research fellowship at UCL.

Latest Press Coverage: Climate Prediction Market Competition Winner

Academic Qualifications: 

  • PhD Electrical Power Engineering, University of Edinburgh, 2015

Professional Qualifications and Memberships: 

  • Chartered Engineer (CEng)
  • Member of the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET)
  • Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)


  • Hydropower Interdisciplinary Group Design Project [MEng]
  • Electrical Engineering Fundamentals of Renewable Energy [MSc]
  • MSc Sustainable Energy Systems - Dissertation supervision
  • MSc Advanced Power Engineering - Dissertation supervision

Research Interests: 

My research activity covers several energy themes including:

  • Grid integration of renewable energy
  • Multi-vector energy systems integration, including electricity,gas, heat and alternative fuel systems
  • Power-to-X and green hydrogen
  • Power system planning and operation
  • Renewable resource assessment
  • Climate change impacts on electricity systems


  • Network Integration of DER
  • Electricity Network Modelling
  • Gas/Hydrogen Network Modelling
  • Climate Change Impacts on Renewable Energy
  • Optimisation Modelling
  • Statistic analysis 
  • Data Science applications in Power Systems